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Example Sentences for "attempt"

has begun an aggressive new marketing campaign in an attempt to become the number one seller of VCRs in North AmericaHe was killed while attempting to cross the Pacific Ocean in a hot air balloon.

Sony Corp. has begun an aggressive new marketing campaign in an attempt to become the number one seller of VCRs in North America.

The youth made an attempt to climb out the window while the teacher wasn't looking, but was caught.

BBC television has learned that an attempt has just been made on the life of the prime pinister.

You have to at least make an attempt even if you think you won't be successful.

Bailey is making an attempt on his own world record.

The attempted coup in Sierra Leone has been thwarted by government forces.

Joseph Heller once wrote, He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt.

A young girl drowned while attempting to save her little brother, who had fallen into the river.

He was charged with attempted murder after shooting a man during a bank robbery.

The American military attempted to train bats to carry small bombs during the Second World War.

If you attempted to count the stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second, it would take around 3,000 years to count them all.

Studies show that it takes an average of five attempts for an adult to successfully quit smoking.

Mountain climbers from many countries come to Argentina to attempt to climb the Andes.

On October 7, 1991, the presidential palace in Croatia's capital city of Zagreb was hit by rockets, in an assassination attempt on the President.

A Dutch proverb notes that he who attempts too much seldom succeeds.

In November of 1872, Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in an American presidential election.

In 866, after several attempts, the Vikings captured the city which is known today as York.

Early attempts to teach chimpanzees to speak were unsuccessful because the animals lack the necessary vocal equipment.

In order to understand our earth and the processes which operate upon it, one must attempt to comprehend time spans of millions of years.

I have attempted to contact him, but he hasn't returned my calls.

Find someone who has attempted a dangerous sport.

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